Hello, as you can see I am still alive. I have been working on some other exiting projects and I had to stop posting to this blog for some weeks. Among other things I have been working on preparing new Heraldry products for this blog. I am sure you are going to like it. Expect the upcoming store update. I will keep you informed. Tonight we have an interesting last name CANNON.
Surname of Irish origin. The original Gaelic form of the name cannon is O Canain, from the word cano, which means
Spelling variations of the name cannon dating from Middle Ages include Cannon, O’Cannon, MacCannon,
MacCannan, and many more.
First found in Tirconnell in Northern Ireland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies.
A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North America.
Early North American immigration records indicate people bearing the Irish name cannon or a variant settled in Virginia in 1646; in the Barbados in 1660. Many other Cannon settled in Philadelphia Pa. between 1772 and 1866.
You will be amazed on the number of last names that have variations like Cannon. There are not that many sources that indicate the variation of the last name so if you have information about this, please share it with us. And if you know a Cannon, share this blog with them. I will see you tomorrow with another family crest.